Saturday, May 30, 2009
Vienna Beef Condiment Pack (for making Chicago style hotdogs)
As you may or may not know, I am a hot dog fanatic. You will find me at my happiest munching on a Nathan's famous at Saratoga Race track while waiting to see if my trifecta will hit (see here for more on this). I usually prefer our own local Capital Region hot dog styles (see Capital Region Hot Dog Micro-Region), but recently I saw something on TV about the Chicago Style hot dog. After a little research I found that the Vienna Beef company's products pretty much define this particular hot dog variation.
The online store sells a handy "Condiment Pack" consisting of celery salt, sport peppers, Chicago relish, and Plochman's yellow mustard. This was 34.95$ shipped.
The other components of the Chicago dog (the actual wurst, sliced tomato, onion, and poppyseed bun) I will have to procure myself. I am not sold on this concept, I am a hot dog minimalist (mustard, bun, dog.), but we shall see. I am feeling under the weather this weekend so this might have to wait until I am up to another cookout. I also need to try to find a proper Chicago style hot dog sausage. We shall see.